Monthly Archives:: May 2017

The Impact Of Gear Alignment On Gearbox Lubrication

Published By: Shannon

Proper gearing lubrication demands proper gear alignment. An uncentered gear may cause out-of-design contact and friction, which brushes the oil from the gear’s teeth and deprives the mesh of lubrication. The damage caused by this issue gets progressively worse over time, eventually requiring the equipment to be replaced.

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How The Gearing Process Effects Gearbox Efficiency

Published By: Shannon

Gearing is the single most important component used for decreasing gearbox speed and increasing torque. When this happens, the gear burns up a specific amount of energy. Just how much power is lost is gauged in watts. In terms of encased gearing, efficiency is the proportion of output energy (or the usable energy carried through a gearbox) to input energy. The amount of lost power is easily calculated by deducting the output energy from the input energy. The less energy a gearbox loses, the better the efficiency.

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How To Properly Store Spare Gear Reducers

Published By: Shannon

The overall functionality of improperly stored gear reducers is greatly decreased compared to equipment that is properly stored. It has been reported by Motion Industries, following its borescope studies of poorly stored gear reducers, that up to 33.3% of this equipment is defective. Understanding the importance of keeping your gear reducers stored safely and how to inspect your equipment will keep it running efficiently.

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9 Essential Parts And Components Of Cooling Towers

Published By: Shannon

There are several elements that work together in order to create a functioning, efficient cooling tower. Many of these elements will need to be repaired or replaced in the cooling tower’s lifetime. Here is a closer look at some of these parts, including the gearboxes, fill media, drift reducers, nozzles, fans, and more.

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